Games, Books, and ouch ouch ouch.

Posted September 24, 2018 by Katie in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I took another week off from blogging. This time, it was kind of on purpose. And by kind of, I mean, I got off the computer for my own mental health and avoided social media a LOT. I still got on FB and liked some animal videos and funny memes my friends shared, but once a certain topic came up, I could do no more than read that post and then go scurrying off to avoid massive panic attacks. Twitter was a solid no-go since everything on my timeline was triggering af.

I also had a bit of a flare-up at the beginning of last week. Being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrom and Crohn’s disease means that I will occasionally have to disappear because leaving the bed is not an option. I’ve tried, during a few flares, to use my laptop while in bed, but that creates its own problems of placement and charging and feeling cornered by things to the point of feeling claustrophobic. Not to mention the fact that severe pain doesn’t really contribute to creative output. It all comes down to whether or not “ouch” can be used as every word in a story. 

Instead of interneting, I Witcher-ed. Specifically, I started playing The Witcher 3 for the first time. Which, as I discovered, has its own issues that could have been triggering if I weren’t completely immersed in side quests or killing monsters. I still have a way to go before I finish the game, but it’s been a necessary distraction.

I also did some reading. I had one book that I needed to finish and another that I needed to start, all in the same series. Firefight, book 2 in Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners series, and Calamity, book 3. Finished 2 on Saturday and started 3 and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to finish that one today. I’ve read the Mistborn series and all of the books that are out in the Stormlight series (dying for the next one, too) and I can honestly say that his books are really freaking good. I met his writing when he took over for Robert Jordan in The Wheel of Time series, but I didn’t read a single one of his books until this year. I’m sad for denying past me the opportunity.

As for words in the works, they are moving. Slowly, but moving. It’s a bit of a struggle to write when bed-bound or threatened with panic attacks, but I’m doing what I can and allowing myself the necessary time to take care of me. The things I’m working on are still getting written and I’m pleased with how my stories are turning out.

Until next time!

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